How to make the transition from Banker to Broker

Introduction At the end of September 2020, TSB announced a series of nationwide closures starting this autumn and continuing into 2021. This means that around 960 jobs will be cut along with 164 high street branches, equivalent to a third of all locations nationwide. This comes just after the August 2020 announcements of Co-op bank to shed 350 jobs and NatWest to …

3 things Financial Services clients want after the Coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has completely reshaped how the world works, impacting day to day people and also entire industries. An inevitable indirect effect of the pandemic is a change in the needs and wants of customers of any product or service. This is no different in financial services. As a result of coronavirus, …

Ways to get into financial services after getting your results (UK 2020)

In 2018, the financial services industry contributed around 7% to the UK’s GDP, equating to roughly £132 billion, half of which came from London alone. Financial Services is a great and diverse profession, offering varied career paths for individuals across the sectors within the industry. There are many points of entry and loads of great ways …

Impact of Coronavirus on Financial Services

Anxiety In 2020, worry and anxiety became familiar feelings. Especially when it came to the coronavirus pandemic. In a study conducted by the University of Sheffield on the 24th March; the day after the lockdown restrictions were imposed. 36 per cent of respondents reported significant anxiety. Furthermore, in a research study undertaken by AKG in April, 76% …

How to write a CV (For Financial Services industry)

One of the most challenging aspects at the start of job hunting can be writing a CV. Often you have to ‘brush the dust off’ your old CV; reformat the old word document and rack your brain on how to summarise your current role into a couple of paragraphs. This is a common problem many modern-day professionals face, often to no avail. Luckily for you, this article seeks to explain how …

Whole of Market Financial Planning Recruiters

A deep understanding of financial planning and mortgage advice is an important requirement when providing financial services recruitment support. How you operate In order for you to provide financial advice to your clients, it is important: An in-depth factfind is carried out to fully understand your clients’ current situation and future aspirations (short, medium and …